Xpress Feeders (IFC-46729)

  • East Asia and Pacific
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • China
  • India
  • Singapore
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Specific Location
China-India Route
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 17, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 3, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 16, 2023

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Project Description
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Accoeding to IFC, the proposed investment is for a sustainability linked loan to subsidiaries of X-Press Feeders Limited (XPF) for the purchase of three 7,000 TEU, 80,000 DWT new-build container ships that are planned to be deployed on the China-India route (“Project Vessels”).The three project vessels are expected to be commissioned in 2023 and 2024, will be registered under Singapore flag state and will be managed, operated, and crewed by XPF’s subsidiary company Eastaway Ship Management Pte. Ltd. (“Eastaway”). Eastaway is responsible for crewing, operating and managing XPF’s owned vessels and oversight of third-party ship managers. The project vessels are being built in the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and each one will be owned and operated under a special purpose company (all three special purpose companies are collectively called “Project Companies”), which will be subsidiaries of XPF.    


Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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X-Press Feeders Limited (XPF) incorporated in 1972, is an independent feeder carrier that currently operates a fleet of 111 vessels of which 56 are XPF owned. XPF currently runs 83 services across 183 ports in 71 countries across Asia, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Northern Europe. 

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
China CSSC Holdings Limited Parent Company Industry and Trade owns Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Undisclosed Industry and Trade
X-Press Feeders Limited Client Industry and Trade owns Eastaway Ship Management Pte. Ltd. Contractor Industry and Trade

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X-Press Feeders Limited
Capt. Mayank Singh

+65-6223 9033
11 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089595


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